Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has appointed an interim city court judge.
Seth Peacock will replace Judge Judith Rossiter, who retired in June. Rossiter had been a city court judge for two decades and was recognized for her work in developing Ithaca’s drug treatment court (City officials want to rename Ithaca’s courthouse in her honor).
Peacock is a practicing attorney in Ithaca, a graduate of Cornell law school and has served on the Ithaca City School Board for the past decade.
Peacock said he wants to establish a youth court program to get kids on the right track.
“Youth court is critical to getting our kids, who all make mistakes, off the bad track, and onto a positive track,” Peacock said.
Peacock will have to win in the fall election to secure his post for the next ten years. He’ll face a primary election in September.